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conciliatory Syllabification: con·cil·i·a·to·ry
Pronunciation: /kənˈsilēəˌtôrē/

Definition of conciliatory in English:


Intended or likely to placate or pacify: a conciliatory approach
More example sentences
  • The deal is largely the result of a more conciliatory approach from Bob Iger, the Disney chief executive who was promoted last October.
  • Pro-democracy legislators have been invited to the event in a move seen as a conciliatory gesture from Beijing.
  • Articulate, quick on his feet and funny, Devaney takes a conciliatory approach to partisan issues.
propitiatory, placatory, appeasing, pacifying, mollifying, peacemaking



Example sentences
  • And given the passion for the game on the subcontinent, it was the Indian government's willingness to let the cricketers tour Pakistan that convinced Pakistanis that Delhi's apparent conciliatoriness was sincere.
  • In the eighties and nineties the Narodniks adopted a policy of conciliatoriness to tsarism, expressed the interests of the kulak class, and waged a persistent fight against Marxism.
  • Tolerance, conciliatoriness and forgiveness are not held in sufficiently high regard.

Words that rhyme with conciliatory

retaliatory • expiatory

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